Friday, October 28, 2011

Pumpkin Math

We figured out the circumference of our class pumpkin by using a length of yarn. Then we measured the yarn using several differnt objects such as pencils, popsicle sticks, paper clips, unifix cubes, and markers. After marking our findings in a graph, we discussed more, less, and figured out that the smaller the object, the more we needed.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Of Ghoulies and Ghosties...

Lay hand down on black construction paper, fingers closed. Trace hand with white crayon. Fill in ghost. Use black crayon to make mouth. Add googly eyes. Voila! A "spooktacular" piece of art!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Need Ideas for Great Science Experiments?

Go to for many quick and easy experiments, as well as videos! (I've also added the site to my list.)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Witchy Fingers

I was having trouble with the students covering up the words they were trying to read, so I bought a bag of those witchy fingertips, and now my class is using them to help track words as they read!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

New Recommended Site!

This unique site teaches math from grades Pre-Kindergarten through algebra. What I've done is put a direct link to the Kindergarten page on my classroom computers for my kids to click on when it's labs/centers time. And, as always, if you want to come back later to this page but can't remember the site name, I've added it to the Favorites side of this blog.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Check Out My Blog Roll!

Check out all the neat Kindergarten blogs I have listed on the left-hand side!
If you'd like to be added, just post a comment and your URL, and I'd be delighted!



Monday, October 10, 2011

Fire Safety Resources

Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15, 2011. Teach your students the importance of fire safety with helpful resources from the Fire Safety Resource Center, brought to you by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Scholastic.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Number Writing Songs and Poem

1 - Straight line down, and then we are done. That's the way to make the one!
2 - Round the track and back, two, two, two!
3 - Around a tree, around a tree, that's the way to make a three!
4 - Down and over and down some more, that's the way we make a four!
5 - The bee goes down, around the hive, go back up to make a five!
6 - Make a C then in you go, now you've made a six you know!
7 - Across the sky, then slant the line, makes a seven every time!
8 - Make an S and do not wait, go back up to make an 8!
9 - First a circle, then a line, that's the way to make a 9!
0 - Round and round just like an O. Look, now you've made a 0!

(From Under the Big Top.)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

October Poem

October time means fall is here!
Halloween will soon appear!